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#JulianAssange Today's QUOTE:

2010 May 18: Oslo Freedom Forum: "We are now approaching the state of Orwell's dictum, that 'he who controls the present, controls the past.'
He who controls internet servers controls the intellectual record of mankind ..."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

When asked what exactly he does in life, his answer is long, but precise:

"I am an activist, journalist, software programmer expert in cryptography, specialized in systems designed to protect human rights defenders."…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"So what is it that we DON'T we know about now?

There's an enormous hidden world out there . . .

People need to NOT be comfortable that what they receive from the media is all that is happening.""

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Being in the position of the publisher of last resort always puts us on the edge. We are the vanguard of the free press."

2014 June 18: Le Grand Journal;
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"US behaviour is what has led to an atmosphere of distrust.
People should NOT trust the US military industrial complex."

(10 June 2013)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

“Definitely; we only live once and every day spent living your principles is a day at liberty.

It is clear that history is on our side.”

Reddit Q&A via RT:… (19 June 2014)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"It's very. very satisfying to see innocent people walk out of prison with one of our publications [waved] above their head as the key document used."

[From last known link before JA's internet was cut off.]

(15 Mar 2018)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Power is mostly the illusion of power. . .

Elephants, it seems, can be brought down with string.
Perhaps there are no elephants."

(23 Dec 2016, in conversation with @SMaurizi)…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

Asked what people get wrong about him, Assange replied "almost everything."

"That's the perverse nature of not simply celebrity but the perverse nature of being famous & having a superpower as an opponent."

(26 Sept 2014)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"One of the best ways to achieve justice, is to expose injustice."

(8 March 2014)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Journalism is an asymetric information market'... like used car sales, or drugs. That's why its products are just as bad. Its a market where the bad drives out the good ... what you ingest is often not what is advertised."…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Transparency is for governments. Transparency is for organisations that are so large that they also, effectively, become part of the governing system. Privacy is for individuals. "

(April 2011)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"If we have brains or courage, we are blessed & called on not to frit these qualities away, standing agape at the ideas of others, winning pissing contests, improving the efficiencies of the neocorporate state ..."… (2007)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"The method is transparency, the goal is justice. Part of the method is journalism. But it is our end goal to achieve justice, and it's our source's goals -usually - to achieve justice."

At the Logan Symposium (April 2010)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"The desire for authority is much higher than the desire for morality.
The desire to be seen as a vicious authority that can terrorise people
is higher than the desire to be seen as an authority that commands respect ..."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"I have given up years of my own liberty for the risks we have taken
at @wikileaks to bring truth to the public."

From Op Ed "Why Wikileaks publishes" (12 April 2017)…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"The power of people speaking up & resisting together terrifies corrupt undemocratic power.

So much so that ordinary people in the West are now the enemy of governments, an enemy to be watched, controlled & impoverished."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"All of us have a need to communicate what is hurting us, and what we hope for, and we should be very cautious about any manoeuvre which abridges that ability to communicate . . ."

(June 2010)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"The internet has become the most important device for revealing the truth, at least since the beginning of the printing press. It has become the Number 1 antidote to TV. "

(23 Jan 2013)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"The internet does not give anyone freedom of speech. The internet makes publishing cheap, and that allows more publishers to exist . . .

Freedom of speech & information is something people bring TO the internet . . ."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

". . . the privatisation of censorship:

where the field of public discourse is on private land, and archives that are historically important to all of us, and become our intellectual records, are no longer safe . . "

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"We get attacked when people don't like the message. We get attacked - not in proportion to whatever we are doing wrong (or right) but in proportion to the impact that our material is having. They attack the messenger . . ."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"What I do think is very significant is the debate by existing establishment press to say that certain forms of information spread need to be stopped ... leading to a new norm of automated censorship ... by Silicon Valley...

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Populations don't like wars. They have to be lied into it. That means we can be 'truthed' into peace. This is a great cause for hope."

From "When Google Met Wikileaks" (Oct 2014)…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"How big is this threat and what can be done about the risks associated with AI re manipulation of information?"

"It's overwhelmingly the biggest threat to humanity.
A much bigger threat than climate change."

(Dec 2017)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Our No 1 enemy is ignorance."

Also in this interview: "The media are so bad, we have to question whether the world wouldn't be better off without them altogether."

Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Our societies are intellectual shanty towns. Our beliefs about the world & each other have been created by the same system that has lied us into repeated wars ... you can’t build a just civilization out of ignorance & lies.…
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

"Reform can only come about when injustice is exposed.
To oppose an unjust plan before it reaches implementation is to stop injustice."… (2010)
Today's #JulianAssange QUOTE:

On Scientific Journalism:
"It is our philosophy that raw source material must be made available so that conclusions can be checkable."

- At the Logan Symposium (18 April 2010)

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